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, has it really changed? >> it hasn't changed right now because we haven't had an election. what has to happen is one candidate in illinois who went down, she was the first one who went down. >> for the seat once held by jesse jackson jr. >> she was too close to the nra. in 2014, believe me. there are going to be republican members from suburban districts. not from real world districts but suburban districts who are on the wrong side of this issue and should be driven from public office from this immoral stand on this issue. when that happens that will send a very powerful message and in 2015 you will see legislation on this issue. >> i want to read you a portion of heidi heitkamp's statement. in part she said i thought long and hard about this. i've taken the tough meetings. i've heard overwhelmingly from the people of north dakota, and at the end of the day my duty is to listen and republican the people of north dakota, corwin saying the same thing, even though 90% say they support expanded background checks. the reality is we still have a divide. >> four democrats. >> but she was
is not going to do that because he is an elected official then they have no other means other than to make everybody whole. which means fair share for everybody else. >> reporter: sergeant dennis moser is the president of the association. >> because you're an elected official doesn't put you above the law. >> reporter: other unions are also demanding answers. the registered nurse's union says they intentionally violated the agreements. the building and construction trade writes it is wrong regarding the association. others talk about how it could impact the budget. >> it is very important how we get the contracts buttoned up and that nobody did something like that. >> reporter: rosen still stands by his decision, calling the 5% bonus cut unfair. >> that is not fair to p
between winning this and losing. if you look at those democrats, anderson, all but one are up for re-election next year in very red states. in very pro gun states. that was something that was lard for the president to take, but his -- there's no question that he and the people around him understood the politics of it. i think what surprised them the most was that there was a conservative republican pat toomey on this piece of legislation, he was able to get virtually no republicans that they weren't -- they didn't sort of think they had them in the bag before. what happened? look, i think the president -- i don't think anybody would argue with the fact that the president made a very cogent argument today of what happened. it is politics, it is genuine fear of the gun lobby. and i talked to several people who were in the room with the senators who they thought were on the fence, and it's clear to them, they thought, that the senators were looking for ways to get out of it as opposed to ways to say yes. >> glower yarks president obama visibly angry and emotional today. which is not something we
grief summoned the courage to petition their elected leaders. not just to honor memory of their children but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago a minority in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. >> president obama yesterday. he was standing alongside newtown families and other victims of gun violence including former congresswoman gabby giffords expressing his frustration over the senate's inability to push through any stricter gun legislation. today the newtown families are pushing forward figuring out what the next steps are for gun legislation. with me now is carlie soto. her sister, victoria, was killed in the newtown shooting. you spent a lot of time on capitol hill learning the ropes of becoming a lobbyist. trying to go one by one to convince people to do this. what were the conversations like with folks that you saw ending voting against your wishes? >> heartbreaking. you tell your story. you tell how your loved one died. they just look at you with this blank look. there's no compassion in their eyes. they don't care. they'll vote no any
come election time. >> reporter: newtown families vow to continue the fight, saying they don't have the luxury of turning back. >> the ban on high-capacity magazines also failed. >>> new questions about the suicide of a cyber bully south bay teen. >> and a crime against an east bay child. what surveillance pictures show and don't show. >> temperatures will drop down to the upper 40s and lower 50s. which day will get pretty close to 90 degrees? ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, developments in the case of audrie pott-- the saratoga teenager who killed herself after allegedly bei assaulted and by her classm. audrey's fami >>> the saratoga teenager who killed herself after allegedly being assaulted by her classmates. the family has sued the suspects, the owner of the house where it happened, and now they're going after the school district as well. tonight for the first time, the administrators respond to the family's accusations. >> reporter: this is a sensitive topic for them. some employees tried to call the cops to kick us off the campus, which is public property. the school district could now be in b
them in future elections and so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse for vote no. >> the measure had 54 yes votes but it needed 60 to beat a republican filibuster. five democrats also opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >>> coming up, we'll continue our coverage of the latest on that huge explosion in texas that leveled entire blocks and the danger may not be over yet. >>> boys accused of sexually assaulting a bay area classmate. why the school skies it could not expel them. >> let the field trips begin again. ,, when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. hundreds more are hurt aftea massive explosion at a texas fertilizer plant. it happened about 5 hours a >>> dozens are feared dead, hundreds more hurt after a massive explosion at a texas fertilizer plant. it happened abo
of people like pat toomey to get back to the middle so they can win elections again and nra is very busy recruiting the angry people to them and that is what this is about. i think we had to have this battle. we may have had to lose this battle in order to galvanize the american people to understand how they are being blackmailed by the far right. >> a lot to go through to get anywhere. mark halpern, bring us into the mindset of someone who voted no here? what was the process of thinking before making that vote? >> well, look. it's a complicated issue and yesterday was an emotional day. i don't want to impugn people's motives. a lot of number of republican senators would have voted different had they not been afraid of the consequences. the president and vice president were emotional yesterday and i think they are struggling how to regroup from this. it's hard for me to see another vote any time soon unless they change the bill slightly. >> mark. >> yeah. >> can i ask, how is this a complicated issue? >> yeah. i really want to know. >> you said -- you said it was a complicated issue. as
him of trespassing. gio benitez is here. all the dirty laundry coming out weeks before election day. >> reporter: the committee said it's pulling out its cash no longer supporting sanford. this morning he's trying to save his campaign and his public image. this was supposed to be mark sanford's comeback, the former south carolina governor who left office in disgrace, winning the republican primary for his old congressional seat. >> thank you. but this morning his return to politics is in jeopardy after a nasty dispute with his ex-wife has gone public. court records show his ex-wife jenny accuses him of trespassing at her home. the couple divorced three years ago after he disappeared for six days. he was in buenos aries with his mistress. >> i've let down a lot of people. >> jenny says she found her ex-husband leaving through her back door, using his cell phone as a flashlight in february. in a statement sanford says he was only there watching the super bowl with his son because, quote, as a father, i didn't think he should watch it alone. at his april 2 victory party, his former mis
to heal. >> a lot of people think it was the turning point in that first term and helped him get re-elected. >> this a moment for that kind of soaring oratory and president obama no doubt has been working with his speech writers on what exactly is the right message to convey. we heard from jessica yellin, your senior white house correspondent earlier today, he'll be talking not only about the three victims killed in these attacks but also the heroics as we've been covering all week, wolf. there were some incredible stories of bravery. people running from this medical tent into the attack. into the smoke. to help people. and juliette and i were just talking about this. if it weren't for the quick actions of all these first responders the casualty count would have been much, much worse. >> we're seeing similar heroic actions in texas right now. people just rushing to the scene wanting to help. >> i wish i could say it's the same. the challenge in texas, although you do see that -- that sense of wanting to help in texas right now, is when an event happens in the middle of the night, you don't
around the country that we as elected conservatives were elected to serve. after all they know what they are for, so why don't we? perhaps it is because it is so easy in washington to forget. in washington we debate public policy so persistently that we can lose sight of the fact that policy is our means, and they are not ends. we think we were for the court taxes or spending restraint, but those are policies we advocate. they're not what we're really four. what we're for are the good things that the bucs policies will yield to the american people. what we're really for is the kind of society that those policies would allow the american people to create. together. too oftenne idea missing from our public debate, it is that idea, together. in the last few years we conservatives seem to have abandoned words like together, compassion, and community, as if they're only possible meanings were as some sort of secret code for stateism. collective action does not only or even usually mean government action. conservatives cannot surrender the idea of community to the left. when it is the vit
elections. so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no. >> five democrats were among those who opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >>> former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords echoed the president's criticism of the senate vote. she wrote an op. ed. piece for the "new york times" accusing the senators who blocked the measure of cowardice. she was shot in the head two years ago during an event in her home state of arizona. >>> the stock market is on pace for its biggest weekly loss of the year just a week after hitting an all-time high. stocks fell after bank of america reported lackluster quarterly profits. the dow shed 138 points while the nasdaq plunged nearly 60. for the first time in nearly two years, apple stock price fell below $400. a drop in demand for ipod and iphone products led investors to sell off that stock. shares fell from an all-time high in september of $705 to close at $402 yesterday. >>> 4:52. coming up, realtime validation. why one bay area city wants to start counting cyclists. >> and the s
of gun owners would come after them in future elections, so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no. >> reporter: the normally staid senate chamber erupted. >> there will be order in the senate. the gallery will refrain from any demonstration or comment. >> reporter: despite broad support for background checks and personal pleas by sandy hook families, the bipartisan compromise failed. one conservative senator criticized the white house. >> in some cases, the president has used newtown families as props, and that disappoints me. >> are they serious? do we really think thousands of families whose lives have been shattered by gun violence don't have a right to weigh in on the issue? we think their loss is not relevant to the debate? >> our hearts are broken. our spirit is not. >> the president and sandy hook families vowed the fight is not over. now, you heard president obama and white house officials come down to what the american public thinks. they hope this defeat galvinizes public support for stricter gun control measures. it makes it
. the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections, and so they caved to the pressure. so all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> the amendment is not agreed to. senato along with fourblican moderate democrats ved d an attempt to expand background checks to people who buy guns at gun shows and over the internet. >> criminals do not submit to background checks now. they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> in a station the national rifle association called the legislation misguided. >> order in the senate. >> the defeat was a big blow to the president and his senate allies including democratic senator richard bloom en thaul. >> today was a heartbreaker, probably the saddest day in my senate life. >> gun victims' families who watched the votes in the senate and lobbied hard for the legislation say they're not done yet. carly soto's 27-year-old sister victoria soto, a teacher, was killed. >> it might not be next week or a month after that or months from now but we're not going away. >> it's now widely expected
them. they think in the general election 4% of the people care most about this issue, even though 91% of the country disagrees with us, we might not pay a political price for it whereas we know the lobby--the gun lobby will make us pay a price for it. isn't that what is wrong with our structurally with the current democracy. >> of course that's what is wrong with it. weakening that lobby is a very important part of it. but also changing the rules of the senate is a part of it that has to meet that weakening halfway. and when you have these senators who are afraid to vote for something because of the grade they're going to get. max baucus when he said why he didn't vote for it, one word, montana. the nra and the crazy support of max baucus. i'm not going to say it's crazy to support max baucus because they got what they wanted but they're so supportive with money you understand why the senators vote in that way. you have to change the structure of the filibuster. noah is right with four democratic senators they only would have gotten to 59 but they shouldn't have to get past 59. they
as they become available. >>> back here at home, 65 misplaced ballots from the november election have now been found in san mateo county. they were found friday inside a storage sought at the county election's office. the chief election officer said someone had accidentally placed them inside a closed box. he says there weren't enough ballots to swing the race but is investigating why and how this happened. >>> time is now 7:20. family and friends of a man from mississippi accused of sending a letter with a deadly poison ricin to president obama, they say he struggles with mental illness. 45-year-old paul kevin curtis is charged with threatening the president, a united states senator and a judge. his wife says he is bipolar. he's written a lot online about exposing a conspiracy that he says he discovered to sell human body parts on the black market. his lawyer says curtis insists he is innocent. he is due in court later this afternoon. >>> we have a lot of serious news this morning. >> very. >> but there is a bright spot. we have sunny skies across the bay area again today. take a look at this
owners would come after them in future elections. so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no. >> five democrats were among those who opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >>> san francisco is getting ke bometer on mark street. it's gnga lay coting the number peoplen the bike lane at any given time. bike riding is up % over just the last five years. and on market street alone, it's increased 98%. this bike barometer is expected to be installed by the end of the month. >>> justin bieber can't seem to catch a break these days. the pop star is facing new criticism over a prepaid debit card that he has been promoting. it's marketed to teens. it's called the spendsmart card. and it does give parents instant alerts when the card is used, and blocks stores they choose. but there are fees involved. $1.50 to withdraw from an atm. if you lose it you pay $8 for a replacement. and if you don't use the card for a month, you pay $3. >> prepaid cards do not have federal protections yet against fraud and loss. >> that means if you los
it or were they afraid of losing re-election? >> you know, i think that there is something in between and that is representing the people of your state. unfortunately in many, many states, the more rural states, some of the gun organizations have made people afraid of any gun legislation as they claim each one will lead to the taking away of your gun. it so happens the background checks would not affect law-abiding gun owners. i believe in the second amendment. i think there is a right to bear arms and i don't think liberals are right when they say it only applies to malicious, and i was saying that before the heller amendment. on the other hand, this bill only affects people who are felons, who are adjudicated mentally ill, who are spousal abusers. if you're a law-abiding gun owner this isn't going to interfere with your rights but some of these gun organizations, the nra in particular, they can't win on the merits of the arguments so they scare people and that's what they've done here. having said that, if you represent one of these rural states they think if you vouch for this it i
sports, that does the things that it does. it's a great political city. you get a lot of elections going on this year, so many things going on. want to get back to normal. >> in fact, the "boston herald" editorial today, shelly, raises the question will we ever feel safe again? and i wonder if you've come to any conclusions about that. >> we will -- boston will regroup. what i love are some of the letters that are pouring in. my office is also a repository for letters to the editor. i love the ones from people who said, you know, we've never run a marathon in our lives, but, damn it, we're going to start training and we're going to be back and be here next year. i love that kind of spirit. it's a sort of thing that will make us heal, and it real make us feel, safe. yes, we will be very cautionary. we'll be okay with having our bags searched when we go into the mbta, but not forever, and we hope not for very long. >> you know, i personally was moved yesterday, jeff, when i was with one of the groups of moms that i talked to on a local playground, and there had been some word about movemen
reelection. my question is you should not be worried about the election. this is too fundamental to go against not only democracy, but denying a vote on the floor of the u.s. senate literally has no justification. >> stephanie: yeah. yeah. literally. the president's press secretary yesterday, jay carney. >> the newtown families are here because their children were murdered. they are asking for the senate to do something that is common sense. >> stephanie: i can't imagine a sadder day for american. the six year olds were blown away at point-blank range, and the united states congress woman who was shot in the face and we can't even get enough democrats to vote for this? where are we politically in america and where do we go from here? >> you may hear from my tone that i'm a little bit of horse. this is a different reaction than i usually have. i write a column purple nation where i try to look at things both ways. i am somewhat astonished but i see no nuance on the question to democrats how could you not allow a vote on this? and i want those names, and they may be f
. the people with unspeakable green summoned the courage to petition their elected leaders. not just to honor the memory of their children but to protect the lives of all of our children. >> 90 percent of democrats in the senate voted for that idea. but it is not going to happen. >> congresswoman gabrielle gifford, was severely injured in violent--gun violence also stood by the president cited quotas been furious the measure did not pass and accused the opposing senators of cowardice. the final vote tally was 54 to 46 the proposal was part of a compromise struck by democratic and republican senator. it was a backed by the president, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> 523 that you for waking up with kron 4 morning news we will have more in just a minute. at uatniversveity of phoenx we know the value of your education is where it can take you. [now arriving: city hospital] which is why we're proud to help connect our students with leading employers across t
in the late 80s and early 90s when gun control activists held the advantage. ever since the 1994 elections when democrats pushed to approve an assault weapon's ban and that cost them a number of seats, they've shied away from gun control. this is the first time the obama administration got into this legislative fight and maybe underestimated how difficult it would be to get congress to change. even in a body that is controlled by the democrats. there is a working majority in favor of gun control. >> do you think -- i heard the president specifically call for a more organized efrl on the other side of the issue. do you think that might be happening as well a little bit more? >> sure. you might see ofa, the group that wants to support the president. they might get more involved and democratic law makers want to do more. gun right supporters have a pretty big foothold inside the democratic party especially in the senate. senators in california, senators are a little different than have much more rural areas and push on the gun control issue. you look at the senators from alaska and montana an
there is president-elect obama going to be a massive shootout and you don't want to see ten kids get killed on the street in the middle of that shootout. was in an excess of caution? yes. can understand why they did it? yes. i also think there was another law enforcement purpose to it. by shutting boston down, they shut off from them a lot of ways to escape. couldn't use the subways. couldn't use the buses. couldn't use the amtrak. couldn't use this or that. there was ohm one thing he could use, a car. so now you've kind of circled him pretty well. i think that's another reason. >> better to be safe than sorry. >> we are running out of time. he has a -- dana has a question. >> we're going to keep you for one more block. >> okay. >> one of the things you were talking about in the green room is that because law enforcement performed so ably in these situations that americans, as citizens, you don't have to have this as your top worry, that you can let law enforcement worry about it. >> this is a very difficult message and i think both president bush and president obama have actually struck a
the last election, wall street ceos go to washington and have a meeting with the president. they come back and they would whisper, he doesn't get us, he doesn't like us, this is miserable, this is awful. has anything changed meaningfully in terms of the relationship and the way you think the president and wall street are approaching each other? >> i'll speak for our side. i can't speak for the president of the united states. but i would say this last meeting we had with the president a few days ago was constructive. the members of the financial service this morning made it very clear that we want to play a role in 3406g the economy forward and having a set of conditions in our capital market that would add to lending. and putting people back to work. >> how about in the way he's approaching it, meaning people would come back and say, andrew, it's lip service is. very happy to walk into the white house, but great, a big nothing. >> i would say there has been a lot more outreach on the part of this administration towards the business community in general and the financial sector. and we've b
the courage to petition their elected leaders. not just to honor the memory of their children but to protect the lives of all of our children. 90 percent of democrats in the senate voted for the idea. it is not going to happen. >> congresswoman gabrielle gifford was seriously injured by gun violence was by the president cited quotas being. the measure did not pass. she accused the opposing senators of cowardice. the final vote tally 54 to 46. the probe was part of a compromise struck by democratic and republican senator. the filibuster requires 60 votes. the bill backed by president obama called face fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> new details on the ricin letter sent to president obama. as an official says the lab tests confirmed the letter's into mississippi senator roger wicker did contain the deadly substance rycin . and that more tests are expected. meantime, an arrest is made in the case. federal agents arrested 45 year-old paul kevin curtis of mississipp
, the votes that were cast. votes have consequences just as elections do, and the people of america will remember our job now is to raise awareness, spread the rage that we feel, raise the rage and organize and enable and empower citizens to be heard and heeded by this body, whether in the next election or before then, and my hope is that it will be before then because we must act before the next election, and that action is an opportunity, a historic moment that we must seize. not everyone in this body turned its back on the victims of newtown or on this cause yesterday, and there were genuine profiles in courage on this floor in this body. first and foremost, senator manchin who led the fight on background checks and forged a compromise that should have won the day. and republicans who chose to buck their own leadership and follow their hearts and consciences, senators mccain, collins, kirk and toomey. the american people will thank you. and there are democrats who took some tough votes. tough votes particularly for their states. and i want to thank senators hagan, casey, landrieu
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